Archive for October 2011

Full NBA season out of reach

Having made progress during labor negotiations on Wednesday and Thursday, the NBA owners and players’ union believed that a full, 82-game season could be on the table if a new collective bargaining agreement is reached by early next week, leaving fans optimistic that professional basketball would return sooner rather than later. Following Friday’s session, though,... Read more »

NBA, union nearing labor deal

NBA, union nearing labor deal
After making progress during Wednesday’s negotiating session, the NBA owners and players’ union met for 7½ hours Thursday in New York. Continuing the post-meeting theme of optimism, both sides said the hope is to reach a new collective bargaining agreement sooner rather than later. How about a handshake deal on Friday, when the two sides... Read more »

More NBA cancellations coming Tuesday; Derrick Rose in Hawaii

With the NBA owners and players’ union failing to reach a new collective bargaining agreement during last week’s crucial sessions, the league is set to cancel at least two more weeks of the 2011-12 season on Tuesday, according to the New York Daily News. On the bright side, it appears that commissioner David Stern will... Read more »
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Bulls' Derrick Rose a passenger in friend's DUI arrest

Almost a week after holding an all-day promotional event in Chicago for his new signature shoe, the adiZero Rose 2, Derrick Rose spent early Friday morning at a place his hometown fans would never imagine — the Los Angeles Police Department. According to TMZ.com, the Bulls guard was a passenger in a car driven by... Read more »

Further NBA cancellations on the horizon

After negotiating for three consecutive days, the NBA owners and players’ union came out of Thursday’s session apologizing to fans and the folks who will continue to be economically affected by the league-imposed lockout. While the NBA — which was without a sick (flu) commissioner David Stern on Thursday — did not announce any further... Read more »

Dwight Howard talks 'tough position' with Magic

Dwight Howard talks 'tough position' with Magic
With NBA stars such as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh changing teams the past year, many have believed up next is Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard. While the Bulls were unable to cash in on a big-name superstar during last summer’s free-agent frenzy, there’s renewed hope that they could be a viable destination... Read more »
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David Stern offers bleak outlook on lockout

With the NBA having already cancelled the first two weeks of the 2011-12 regular season, for fans still upset with the league’s decision, there could be more disappointment on the way, according to NBA commissioner David Stern. Speaking to various media outlets on Thursday, Stern warned the entire season could be in jeopardy if significant... Read more »

Cubs far from contending -- with or without Theo Epstein

Cubs far from contending -- with or without Theo Epstein
Editor’s note: With the NBA lockout in full swing, let’s take a look at news that’s dominating Chicago sports right now: The Cubs’ hire of Red Sox GM Theo Epstein. Forget the 2-3 Chicago Bears, a Chicago White Sox team that had a 79-83 record this past season despite having the league’s fifth-highest payroll, the... Read more »

NBA lockout claims first two weeks of season

NBA commissioner David Stern stayed true to his promise, cancelling the first two weeks of the 2011-12 regular season after the owners and players’ union failed to reach the framework of a new collective bargaining agreement in a last-ditch effort in New York on Monday. “The gap is so significant that we just can’t bridge... Read more »
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Bulls Notes: Cancellation of regular-season games seems inevitable

Bulls Notes: Cancellation of regular-season games seems inevitable
Following Tuesday’s collective bargaining session between the NBA owners and players’ union, commissioner David Stern told reporters the league would cancel the first two weeks of the regular season if the two sides are unable to reach an agreement by Monday. According to multiple reports, the NBA won’t resume labor negotiations to save the start... Read more »
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